DEF100304 - No. 15

Session 2003-04, 10 March 2004

Defence White Paper: Delivering Security in a Chaning World: Evidence Sessions


Defence White Paper: Delivering Security in a Chaning World: Evidence Sessions

SERVICE CHIEFS GATHER TO GIVE EVIDENCE ON DEFENCE WHITE PAPER

Details of two key evidence sessions for the Defence White Paper inquiry were today announced by the Defence Committee.

For the first time in this Parliament, the Chiefs of each of the three Armed Services will appear together in a single session, giving unprecedented insight into military thinking on the government’s proposals. The following week, Defence Secretary, Geoffrey Hoon and Permanent Under-Secretary, Sir Kevin Tebbit will also give evidence outlining the government plans to re-structure the Armed Forces. 

WEDNESDAY 24 MARCH 2004

At 3.00 pm in Committee Room 15 (room subject to change), evidence will be taken from:

  • General Sir Michael Walker GCB CMG CBE ADC Gen, Chief of Defence Staff

  • Admiral Sir Alan West GCB DSC ADC, First Sea Lord and Chief of the Naval Staff

  • General Sir Mike Jackson KCB CBE DSO ADC Gen, Chief of the General Staff

  • Air Chief Marshal Sir Jock Stirrup KCB AFC ADC, Chief of the Air Staff

WEDNESDAY 31 MARCH

At 3.00 pm in Committee Room 15 (room subject to change), evidence will be taken from:

  • Rt Hon Geoffrey Hoon MP, Secretary of State for Defence

  • Sir Kevin Tebbit KCB CMG, Permanent Under-Secretary, Ministry of Defence

NOTES TO EDITORS:

1. The Committee announced its intention to conduct an inquiry into the Defence White Paper: Delivering Security in a Changing World, on 11 December 2003. The full terms of reference for the inquiry were published on 4 February and can be found on the Committee’s website.

2. Committee Membership is as follows: Rt Hon Bruce George MP (Chairman), Mr Crispin Blunt MP, Mr James Cran MP, Mr David Crausby MP, Mike Gapes MP, Mr Mike Hancock CBE MP, Dai Havard MP, Mr Kevan Jones MP, Mr Frank Roy MP, Rachel Squire MP, Peter Viggers MP

3. News Release: No. 15

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